Review: taking Norvasc and Lopressor together
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Norvasc and Lopressor together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Norvasc and Lopressor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 6,392 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Norvasc has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 80,494 Norvasc users) Lopressor has active ingredients of metoprolol tartrate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 18,526 Lopressor users)
What are the drugs
Norvasc has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 80,494 Norvasc users)
Lopressor has active ingredients of metoprolol tartrate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 18,526 Lopressor users)
On Jan, 4, 2015: 6,392 people who take Norvasc, Lopressor are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Norvasc (amlodipine besylate)
- Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Norvasc is effective||0.00%|
(0 of 8 people)
(10 of 30 people)
(5 of 20 people)
(12 of 29 people)
(17 of 43 people)
(24 of 34 people)
(5 of 11 people)
(0 of 1 people)
|Lopressor is effective||9.09%|
(1 of 11 people)
(7 of 21 people)
(7 of 17 people)
(11 of 28 people)
(17 of 47 people)
(25 of 43 people)
(8 of 11 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Dyspnoea||Headache||Pneumonia||Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis||Insomnia||Oedema Peripheral||Myocardial Infarction||Pain|
|Hypotension||Fatigue||Loss Of Consciousness||Ventricular Tachycardia||Ventricular Extrasystoles||Pain||Osteonecrosis||Nausea|
|Renal Failure||Atrioventricular Block Second Degree||Bradycardia||Bradycardia Nos||Nausea||Anxiety||Syncope||Oedema Peripheral|
|Dizziness||Heart Rate Increased||Abdominal Pain Upper||Anxiety||Fatigue||Myocardial Infarction||Dental Caries||Chest Pain|
|Oedema Peripheral||Pyrexia||Anxiety||Palpitations||Myocardial Infarction||Diarrhoea||Chest Pain||Fatigue|
|Pallor||Renal Failure Acute||Pulmonary Fibrosis||Dizziness||Decreased Appetite||Depressed Mood||Coronary Artery Disease||Myocardial Infarction|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Norvasc is effective||39.02%|
(32 of 82 people)
(41 of 94 people)
|Lopressor is effective||37.80%|
(31 of 82 people)
(45 of 96 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Oedema Peripheral||Myocardial Infarction|
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Norvasc is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||18.52%|
(5 of 27 people)
(6 of 28 people)
(16 of 53 people)
(46 of 162 people)
|Lopressor is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||29.63%|
(8 of 27 people)
(7 of 28 people)
(16 of 51 people)
(45 of 164 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia||Renal Failure Acute||Suicide Attempt||Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis||Pain||Pain||Pain||Pain|
|Cleft Lip And Palate||Fall||Cardiogenic Shock||Skin Hypertrophy||Anxiety||Anxiety||Nausea||Dyspnoea|
|Ventricular Hypertrophy||Constipation||Coma||Arthralgia||Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis||Chest Pain||Myocardial Infarction||Asthenia|
|Vascular Pseudoaneurysm||Confusional State||Nausea||Joint Range Of Motion Decreased||Dizziness||Nausea||Chest Pain||Nausea|
|Drug Exposure During Pregnancy||Ventricular Hypertrophy||Overdose||Skin Induration||Emotional Distress||Oedema Peripheral||Oedema Peripheral||Anxiety|
|Heart Disease Congenital||Feeling Abnormal||Metabolic Acidosis||Pain||Asthenia||Injury||Anxiety||Fatigue|
|Small For Dates Baby||Hallucination, Visual||Ventricular Fibrillation||Pain In Extremity||Fatigue||Cellulitis||Fatigue||Oedema Peripheral|
|Premature Baby||Tremor||Anuria||Skin Hyperpigmentation||Blood Creatinine Increased||Dyspnoea||Dyspnoea||Dizziness|
|Microtia||Tachycardia||Drug Toxicity||Injury||Hypotension||Back Pain||Pyrexia||Diarrhoea|
|Renin Increased||Sleep Disorder||Alanine Aminotransferase Increased||Emotional Distress||Skin Induration||Depression||Renal Failure||Chest Pain|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):
- Is any drug known to cause, prevent, or treat scintillating scotomata?
Adult lifelong occasional scintillating scotomata without nausea or headache.
Each episode lasts about 20 minutes. Brought on by focussed stress.
Now much more frequent.
- I have mild myasyhenia gravis and have recently had heart surgery. could surgery, or anesthetics aggravate or exacerbate myasthenia gravis symptoms?
I was also given intravenous antibiotics prior to and during surgery. i am wondering if this could have exacerbated Myasthenia Gravis symptoms that are usually controlled by mestinon.
- Can i use a lidocaine patch for back pain if i am taking prograf for anti-rejection post lung transplant?
Transplant was 6 years ago.
Has suffered from PTLD on several occasions before.
Recently hospitalized for Periodic Fever Syndrome.
Received Interleukin 6 blocker last week and fevers have resolved, but back pain is still present
- Should call my doctor
I have been on the above drugs three days. Tody I have 100 degree fever and a cough the often results in a cough head ache. I also have a post nasal drip.
- Can i take phentermine with amlodipine besylate?
I informed the doctor that I was taking the blood pressure med and really wanted to lose weight but need a little help. Put me on B12 shots 1x per week and phentermine 1x per day along w/ multi-vit.
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- Hydrochlorothiazide made me pour sweat
Hydroclorothiazide made me absolutely pour sweat for two years. My doctors could not find out what was causing the problem. It took little exertion for me to start dripping sweat. My hair would be absolutely soaked...especially in the summer, but if I was cleaning house in the winter also. I finally did my own research and proposed to my doctor that HCTZ was the problem. He did not agree with me, but agreed to let me go off of it for a short time. The profuse sweating stopped almost immediately.
- Bloody semen after taking amlodipine besylate
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- Amlo dipine and terazosin
I have taken combination since 04/13 I have experienced ED lower testosterone and elevated PSA. Prior to that I was taking terazosin and hydrochorizide without any side effects. I stop taking the amlodipine during a juice fast and my PSA levels decreased when I stopped fasting and returned to taking the amlodipine my PSA levels rose.
- Metoprolol tartate* bad side effects
This drug caused me to gain 25 pounds, it caused depression, exhaustion, vivid dreams, joint pain, personality changes, I walk/jog frequently and could no longer jog at all. At one point I had vision problems, things would "jump" so badly that I couldn't drive (I am not sure what that was, they said whatever it was it was not my eyes. Confusion, memory problems. I think my infrequent SVTs were made worse. It made my life a living hell. My children finally said that if I didn't do something they would! I found a new Dr. and I was taken off of it and a review of all my original cardiac tests came back totally normal and I didn't need it anyway. And the only way I would ever take this medicine is if it were a last resort. There are other drugs that would have worked that have a lot less side effects. A cardiac nurse told me that Metoprolol is one of the worst for side effects. My husband has serious heart issues and was put on this med..I have noticed a lot of the same changes in him and I will work to have them change his medication also.
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I have had 2 ocular migraines with elevated blood pressure this month. Could it be the Zantac? I took one last night for heartburn and had an ocular migraine this morning. Lately I have had a lot of flushing of the face and wake up with my face flushed in the morning although my blood pressure has been normal. I have had heartburn since taking the Lopressor and Norvasc and that is why I started on the Zantac OTC. I used to have ocular migraines about 30 years ago and they were related to decongestants.
Carmie on Jan, 26, 2015:
I am wondering if any of the above drugs could be causing my flashing lights type migraine. I do not have any severe pain with this. Could it be drug interaction and which one is causing the flushing of the face and heartburn. It did not start until I started the Lopressor and Norvasc.
Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Norvasc (amlodipine besylate) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Norvasc is used in:
- Lopressor is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Norvasc alternatives:
- Lopressor alternatives:
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